Pacific Motorway, Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads, theme parks, golden beaches. Self-Drive Tour with Hotels Car Hire (unlimited kms) Bonus Vouchers. Departs from Brisbane. Themes include: Queensland, Departs from Brisbane, Fly-Drive Car, Returns from Brisbane. + Show more
3 days Car Hire, "no worries" unlimited kms, comprehensive insurance
2 nights good standard Gold Coast hotel (luxury upgrades available)
Queensland Bonus Voucher Book ($500 value discounts at shops, restaurants & attractions)
Relax all the hard work has been taken out of your Self-Drive Holiday. Enjoy the freedom of the open road and the security of this popular DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Itinerary.
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Create family memories to last a lifetime and beyond with surf beaches perfect for the big kids, and amazing Gold Coast theme parks for the littlies on a family Self-Drive holiday to the Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise The big girls and boys can experience all the glitz and glamour of Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads and all the family can explore the Gold Coast hinterland towns and villages.
Self-Drive Tour from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
DAY 1 Brisbane - Gold Coast
Take time over breakfast, and then take the Pacific Motorway to The Gold Coast, including Southport, Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Mermaid Beach, Miami and Burleigh Heads.
Today you could visit a famous Rum Distillery at Beenleigh, Ormeau, Pimpama, Coomera, Oxenford, Sanctuary Cove, Helensvale, experience the Gold Coast entertainment and tourism centre, see breathtaking natural scenery or experience the man-made thrills at the theme parks: Dreamworld (Australia's largest theme park, The Giant Drop is the tallest free-fall in the world, Big Brother House and more), Sea World (the marine mammal park, oceanarium and theme park, promotes conservation of sealife), Movie World, Wet'n'Wild, Water World, visit a Casino or a National Park. Perhaps see Binna Burra and Green Mountain in Lamington National Park (the world’s largest subtropical rainforest) or rise to great heights in the World Heritage listed Springbrook National Park (1000 meters above sea level, waterfalls and mountain scenery). Direct driving 80km (1 hour)
Overnight Gold Coast
DAY 2 Discover Gold Coast
Get into the hedonistic lifestyle of sun, sea and me in the mecca of the Gold Coast playgrounds, with nightlife, restaurants, bars, the Broadbeach Casino or hit some 35 beautiful beaches, great golf courses, amazing theme parks, Movie World, Australian Outback Spectacular, Whitewater World, Wet'n'Wild, Dreamworld, Big Brother House, Ripley's Believe it or Not Gallery and the Haunted House and enjoy the Surfers Paradise hub where it all started in the 1930's when the first big Surfers Paradise hotel was built. Or take it easy walking, fishing or cycling on car-less, peaceful South Stradbroke Island. Climb the amazing Q1 Observation Deck or climb to greater heights with a scenic flight over the Gold Coast then take in the real life style of the hinterland of the Gold Coast with quaint townships, fresh local produce, rainforest covered mountain ranges, waterfalls and National Parks. Take care to swim on patrolled beaches and between the flags.
Broad Beach (Casino, boutiques, chic cafes, fine sandy beach), Southport (beach, shops, hospitals), Main Beach (great surf beach, whale watching in season, helitours, skydiving, jetboating or cruising, top marque luxury and home to the Palazzo Versace with a backdrop of natural bush), Surfers Paradise (all the glitz and glamour, the real main beach for brash tourist attractions), Mermaid Beach and Miami (beaches, with restaurants and motels), Burleigh Heads (great beach for surfers and families and fancy dining, koalas, kangaroos, birds, snakes, crocodiles at Currumbin Wildlife Park), Palm Beach (quieter residential area), Currumbin, Tugun and Bilinga - Kirra, Coolangatta and Tweed Head (just in Queensland on the NSW border, good, popular beaches, entertainment areas and famed Sunday Sessions), on the Gold Coast Hinterland is Tamborine Mountain (hand crafted jams, choccies and fudge, distillery) Springbrook National Park (ancient, remnant volcanic shield Springbrook Plateau, Purling Brook Falls, wide coastal vistas from Canyon Lookout, caves, gorges, waterfalls and wildlife), Canungra (vineyards, horse rides), Lamington National Park (bush walking, tree top canopy walk), Tropical Fruit World: Fruit plantation orchard, with tour, shows, tasting.
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